CHAN 2018: Super Eagles fly past stubborn Libya

CHAN 2018: Super Eagles fly past stubborn Libya

Earlier on Friday, Sunday Faleye's second half strike sealed a 1-0 win for Nigeria.

The Nigerians meet already eliminated Equatorial Guinea next Tuesday at the same time as Rwanda face Libya, shock 2014 winners of a competition restricted to home-based footballers.

As a result, Libya are sitting at the top of the Group C standings with three points from one game.

Mohammed Aleyat subsequently sent a low effort just wide of Ikechukwu Ezenwa's far post before Nigeria ended the first half by carving out another shot on target, although Muhammad Nashnoush comfortably dealt with the danger.

Osas Okoro then played a unsafe curling cross into the Libya box in the 21st minute and Masaud Sand made a crucial clearance as Nigeria continued to press the Mediterranean Knights.

The Eagles at least had the better of the tie, with the lively Faleye twice threatening a break through in the first half only to lose his footing on both occasions.

It took till the 53rd minute for any meaningful showing from the Eagles B side.

But Shooting Stars forward, Faleye became the hero of the day when he slammed the ball past the Libyan keeper from close range off Emeka Atuloma's flick from Okoro's corner in the 79th minute.

Later on Friday, Rwanda picked up their first win of the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea.

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